March is National Reading month, which basically mean schools celebrate reading by visiting their local library. Our scheduled library visits are CRAZY! Schools come from near and far to schedule their groups before the month is over. I'm so serious, we start booking school requests in early December! During this month, I try not to change format of my storytimes especially for middle grades (3-5). I might change books as the mood suits me, but the format stays the same.
For lower elementary (grades 1-2), they can alternate between my general format and specialized request format given by teachers. Usually, teachers will specify if they to focus on a particular theme that their class is currently learning. Even so, I'm try to make sure that between all my other duties I maintain that the library is a warm and welcoming place.
This week, I have a database training and a Black History storytime. Next week, I will have a third grade class and preschool class visiting. For the third grade class I will be repeating my Silly Story storytime lesson plan. The preschool class will be modified because they will doing a library scavenger hunt and specialized storytime. As I create specialized storytimes, I will make sure to post them.